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Saturday, 3 June 2023

A Day at the Beach with new Marianne products!

I loved composing this scene with some new Marianne beach themed products, and using some background papers that I'd made with Distress sprays.  Full list of products below.  You can also find making instructions on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Marianne Products Used

Beach Umbrella Die and Stamp set – CS1132 - NEW!
Lighthouse – LR0808 - NEW!
Wave Borders – LR0807 - NEW!
Signpost – LR0535
Birds – LR0721
Shells – CR1363
Hello Sailor Sentiment stamps – CS1007

Hope the good weather is continuing where you are - it's been fantastic here.


Wednesday, 31 May 2023

Passion for Markers Make it Square

Hey folks.  Today I'm sharing my DT card for Passion for Markers for our Make It Square challenge that started yesterday.  It's a fabulous challenge as chosen by our lovely Marlene, and, as we're being sponsored by Rachelle Anne Miller Stamps, we've been lucky enough to work with a couple of her new images.  Check out the fab makes of my teamies here over at PFM HQ.

It seemed a perfect match of these new papers from Marianne Designs with their spotty theme to match her dress.  Details below.

Marianne Products Used

Square Frame Set - LR0767
Summer Vibes A4 papers - PK9179

The lucky winner of the challenge will be able to choose two digi images of their choice from Rachel's online store so get colouring and get playing!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

Marianne Designs Meercat Family with a Jigsaw Jungle background

I used the foam stamping technique again with this card, this time using the gorgeous Succulent Squares die to create the 'stamp image'.  I used a variety of green inks to make the background and then cut them into jigsaw pieces with the new die set from Marianne Designs.  It's fabulous, as you can make your jigsaw as large or small as you like using just the three die pieces in the set.

I also love the Meercat stamp and die set which suits the sentiment perfectly, I think.  Anyway, full list of Marianne goodies below.

Marianne Products Used

Jigsaw Die Set - CR1625 - NEW!
Driftwood Notice Board Die - NEW!
Succulents Square Die - CR1621
Meercats Stamp and Die Set - EC0183
Tree Trunk Die - LR0630
Tree Log Die - LR0680
Sentiment - Group Hugs - CS1011
Text Label Die - CR1605

Thanks for popping by!


Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Passion For Markers Mega Anniversary Challenge

It's a special day today in the Passions for Markers calendar - 14 years since the challenge started!  To mark the anniversary we have lots of special prizes from our Sponsors and a fabulous theme of Anything Goes!  

Here's a list of our brilliant sponsors and their prizes:

Dies to Die For are offering a £20.00 voucher


Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images


All Dressed Up stamps are offering 2 digi images


Uniko Stamps are offering 1 stamp set (which must be in stock)


Polkadoodles are offering 3 digi images


Colour of Love digis are offering 3 digi images


Sheepski Designs are offering 3 digi images


Lili of the Valley are offering 4 digi images


Alex Syberia is offering a £10 voucher (valid on digital products only)

Both Teams have come together for the challenge and you can check out their gorgeous makes here.  We hope you'll be inspired to come and join in the challenge, just remember to please let us know what type of markers you have used to be in with a chance of one of these super prizes.

A list of the products I used is below.

Papers - Victoria and Albert Museum Collection
Image - A Day for Daisies
Stitched Frames - MFT
Flowers - Marianne Designs - CR1436
Tag - Marleen's Banners - Marianne Designs- CS1058

The sentiment is a really old one and I don't have the packaging anymore.

Friday, 19 May 2023

Library Shelves - Marianne Designs new products

Hey folks - love this new book and shelf die set and really enjoyed putting this scene together.  Probs not least because the hubster used to be a Librarian.  I've used the ladder shelves as Library Steps  which the napping cats have comandeered! 
There's endless possibilities with the set- full details below.

Marianne Products Used

 Books By Marleen  Die Set - COL1529 - NEW!
DL Slimline Frame Layout Die Set - LR0799
Ladder Shelf Die - CR1463
Cat from Armchair Die Set - LR0688
Brick Papers - Wood and Stone A4  - PK9170

Sshhhhh- silence in the library!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 18 May 2023

Cone Flowers

Before I get started on the H word, I thought I'd share this card using the Honey Bee Cone Flower Dies - still love them.  

I made my own papers for the background and then used scraps left over from other projects for the flower layers and leaves.  A few sequins, a sentiment and some string bows and done!

Right,lets see how much dusting I get done before I find something else to delay the inevitable!!


Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Passion for Markers Layer It Up

Morning!  Today's card is for our new challenge at Passion for Markers where our Marie has chosen a great theme of Layer it Up - always love doing that!

And we have a new sponsor this month, Jan's Digi Stamps - and we've all worked with some of her fab floral images.  I've used Traces of Spring - love a jam jar of wild flowers!

The papers are My Mind's Eye - Oxford Lane - and the sentiment was a freebie with a magazine. and there are a couple of Marianne products in there - the 3d embossing folder goes perfectly with this image, details below.

Marianne Products Used

3D Floral Embossing Folder - DF3401
Tags - LR0764
Yellow Enamel Dots

You can check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here - so good to see how the same image is interpreted in each of our styles.

As always, you can use any type of marker, but please remember to tell us which ones, to ensure that you can be entered into our prize draw, thank you.

Happy Colouring and Layering.


Friday, 5 May 2023

John Next Door New Premium Magazine

Hiya - sharing a recent commission for the newest John Next Door Premium Magazine released last week.  It's a beautiful set of stamps, with co-ordinating dies and stencils and so lovely to work with.

   You can find the magazine to purchase at Craft Stash here - it really is a fabulous versatile collection.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 2 May 2023

Happy Birthday Violet

It was our Granddaughter's 7th Birthday back in March and she was quite clear that she wanted a nature card and nothing too girly - certainly no unicorns!!! 
So I made this card using a 12 x 12  pad of Botanical papers that I think I got from the Works - not sure!  
I stacked the letters a few times and made the bottom one dark green , mounting the top ones slightly off centre to give a shadow effect.  The two word dies  are  from a couple of PTI sets that I have.
Anyway, she seemed pleased with it!


Thursday, 27 April 2023

Sheena Douglass New Magazine Release

I'm a bit late posting this but I was delighted to be featured in the new Sheena Douglas magazine released a couple of weeks ago. Click  here to take you to the magazine over on Craft Stash.   

I loved working with the set of beautiful floral dies and papers. This rose stamp below is just beautiful!

Such a versatile kit too from which you can make all sorts of gorgeous creations for all occasions.


Wednesday, 26 April 2023

Passion for Markers Frame It Challenge

I seem to have lost a day this week!  Should have posted this yesterday to mark the start of our new challenge at Passion for Markers set by our lovely Lorraine - Frame It. And what is more suitable for a frame than a photograph taken with this Polaroid Digi Stamp from our sponsors this week Dr Digi's Stamps - it's called Birthday Cheese!

Not sure who's make the Happy Birthday frame die is from as I bought it from a friend having a destash.  The papers  are by Simple Stories  and called Summer Fresh.   And of course there's one or two Marianne Design products in there too - details below.

Marianne Products Used

Square dies from sets  - LR0692 and LR0767
Camera die -LR0605
Photo Frame Die set - COL1388

 Dr Digi’s House of Stamps are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice from their online store.  All of the DT have used images from Dr Digi’s HOS on their creations this week so check them out here.

I always look forward to visiting you to see your versions of the theme - just remember to use your markers and point out which type they are.

Happy Framing!


Friday, 21 April 2023

Foam Block stamping Marianne Products

Some more foam block stamping, this time using a stunning new die from Marianne Designs -details below.  I love how this technique expands the use of dies in your stash!  The flowers are  also Marianne stamps as per below.


Marianne Products Used

Square Leaf Die - CR1622 - NEW!
Wildflower Stamps - CS1084
Love Sentiment - MM1639

The other sentiments are Stampin Up

Hugs, Juliexx

Monday, 17 April 2023

Spotlight Post for Marianne Designs New Home card

The DT at Marianne Designs are shining the spotlight on the new Tea Pot and Mug Die set released this month.  I've made mine as a new home card- nothing like a fresh cup of tea once you've unpacked all the boxes!  As well as these gorgeous new papers and dies, I've rummaged through my stash to find some hooks to hang my mugs on - these came from a Pirate Die set - love finding the perfect tiny die to suit what I need!  Details below and you can find some more inspiration here on the Marianne blog

Tea Pot and Mug Die Set - LR0803
Papers - Sweet Flowers - PK9183
Dotted Strips Dies - LR0800
Vase Die Set - LR0694
Hooks - (from Pirate Dress Up set) - LR0527
New Home Sentiment - CR1314

Our Em moved up from London a couple of weeks ago into a lovely little one up one down cottage.  It's so lovely to have her nearby after 8 years of 300 miles distance!


Friday, 14 April 2023

Foam Block Stamping with Lavinia Products

I absolutely love this foam block printing technique shown by Lavinia Stamps recently.  You heat the foam block with your embossing gun, then press a stencil or die into the foam which retains the impression.  You can then ink it up to make a stamping block.  So much fun and I intend to do it with my granddaughter later today as I know she will  love it!

The stencil and stamps are from Lavinia, and they also sell the foam blocks, but the sentiments are mostly PaperTrey Ink - hence the American spelling on neighbourhood! Such a great way to make some batch cards.
I've also made some with Marianne products which I'll share soon!  


Tuesday, 11 April 2023

Passion for Markers Pretty Pastels

Hello folks, I can't believe that the last week has come and gone!  Hope you had a good Easter, we did here, with some lovely weather for the first three days anyway. We even managed a BBQ!

Anyway, on to today's card which is for our Pretty Pastels challenge starting today at Passion for Markers.  The theme was set by our lovely Lisa and you can check out the gorgeous team makes here.

I've used an old Sweet Pea Stamp in my stash and some probably just as old Kaisercraft papers - The Lake House. I do seem to have gone a bit old school all round as the frame and border dies are also some older Marianne Dies as below.

Frame Die - LR0709
Lattice Border Die - LR0637 

(I've just realised how well the lattice edge matches the papers!)

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the fabulous Di's Digi Stamps who is offering the lucky winner a $6 voucher to spend in their on-line store!

We always look forward to seeing the beautiful makes that you send in to the challenge.  Just please remember that you must use Markers and tell us which ones you've used.

Happy Colouring!


Monday, 10 April 2023

Time for Tea anyone?

Seeing as I've just given my kitchen a good spring clean after having some work done in there for a couple of days, I think I deserve a cup of tea!  This make uses this fab new die set and such pretty papers from Marianne Designs, released this month. I love a pretty tea pot and mug!

There's a full list of products used below and you can also find a more detailed walk through on the Marianne Inspiration Blog here.

Tea Pot and Mug Die – LR0803 - NEW!
Lace Semi-Circle Die – LR0701
Pierced Corner Die – LR0642
Papers – Sweet Flowers – PK9183 - NEW!
Sentiment – Wishes by Marlene – CS1079
Fishtail Tag Die – COL1507
Strings for Tea bags from Gift Wrapping Set – COL1441


Saturday, 1 April 2023

Rustic Tulips from Marianne Designs

As soon as I saw this new die set from Marianne Designs - CR1623 - I  knew wanted to make a rustic, naive art feel card.  So I got out my coloured core papers and sanding block and this is it.  Very simple and all made with the one die set including the frame.  I may put a sentiment on when I know who the recipient is!

It's part of the April 2023 release so should be about very soon!


Thursday, 30 March 2023

Marianne Designs Butterfly Lattice Card

Another card today using the new Dotted Strip die from Marianne Designs along with more lovely products from their March release.  There's a list of all the lovely products below and you can also see a walk through of my make on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Marianne Products Used.

Dotted DL Stripes – LR0800 - NEW!
Tiny’s Art Butterfly Stamps – TC0908 - NEW!
Dragonfly/Flowers – LR0795
Swirl Leaf Die – LR0120
Sentiment – Hello Spring – CS1044
Banner Tag Die – CS1058
Snow and Ice Enamel Dots – PL4514
Large Square Gel Press

Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Passion for Markers Anything Spring

It's new challenge day at Passion for Markers and it's my turn in the hostess chair.  I've chosen a theme of Spring, so Spring flowers, Spring animals, Spring colours - anything Spring!
We're being sponsored by Alex Syberia Designs and the DT have been lucky to work with some of her gorgeous images.  I've used Dog Rose Slimline Panel which is a fabulous image for use with DL card sizes!

I've also used a fabulous new die set from Marianne Designs which is a Dotted Slimline Strip - DL0800 - it gives some lovely detail to your makes.

Alex Syberia are offering the lucky winner of our challenge a £10 voucher to spend on digital products from their store so get making and come and join in our challenge to be in with a chance of winning!.

My teamies have made some fabulous spring makes so check them out here then come and join in the challenge - just remember you must use markers and point out the type of marker you have used!

Happy Colouring!


Monday, 20 March 2023

Marianne Design Baby Elephant

This  is a cute elephant baby card in non traditional colours and using the cutest new elephant die set from Marianne Designs.

There's a full list of products below and also a post on the Marianne Designs blog  here where you can find lots of inspiration and ideas for using their fabulous monthly product releases!

Elephant Die set – COL1521 - NEW!
Baby Sentiment Die – LR0793 -NEW!
Small Rectangle Frame Die Set – CR1617 - NEW!
Rainbow Papers – PK9175
Pink Enamel Dots – PL4517

Hugs, Juliexx